Gustavo Martinez

Isolated or Endemic? 4A’s Speakers Publicly Spar Over Ex-JWT CEO’s Alleged Sexism, Racism

4A's president Nancy Hill had some stern words for the industry on the opening day of the organization's Transformation conference in light of recent allegations against J.

Will More Ad Industry Whistle Blowers Come Forward After JWT CEO’s Resignation?

Agency executives and industry watchers remain divided about whether more ad industry whistleblowers will come forward in the wake of Erin Johnson's claims of sexism, racism and harassment by former J.

Agency CEO’s Downfall Leaves Ad Industry Questioning If It’s Truly Left the Mad Men Era

Facing accusations that he made frequent jokes about rape, Jews and African Americans, JWT's global CEO resigned this week, marking an abrupt reversal by his company—and sparking an industrywide moment of reflection.

JWT CEO Gustavo Martinez Resigns Amid Suit Accusing Him of Racist, Sexist Comments

One week after JWT global communications chief Erin Johnson filed a discrimination suit against agency chairman and CEO Gustavo Martinez, the embattled executive has resigned.

Crisis Experts Say WPP May Have Been Too Hasty in Defending JWT’s Accused CEO

When JWT's global spokeswoman filed a discrimination case against her own agency this month, parent company WPP quickly issued a statement saying its internal investigation had found no evidence that the claims were true.

JWT’s Parent Company Stands Behind CEO as Full List of Harassment Allegations Comes to Light

Erin Johnson's career had been on a constant upward trajectory for 20 years, culminating in her being named to her current job as chief communications officer for global agency JWT. She worked closely with the top executives and was, by her own account, frequently praised by the company and honored with industry awards as a top PR personality.

JWT Global CEO Joked About Raping Employees and Made Racist Comments, Lawsuit Claims

The global communications officer for WPP agency J. Walter Thompson has filed a discrimination suit claiming that CEO Gustavo Martinez made a series of jokes about raping female colleagues and mocking minorities.

Gustavo Martinez Expands His Global Leadership Team at JWT

JWT CEO Gustavo Martinez continues to build his senior management team, adding Lyle Tick as global chief growth officer, a new position at the WPP Group agency.

It’s a Busy New Year Already for Agency Leadership Changes

'Tis the season to make top management changes.

Bob Jeffrey’s Biggest Influence Was Bill Bernbach

In nine days, JWT's Bob Jeffrey will join the ranks of former agency chiefs as he shifts, as planned, to non-executive chairman and global president Gustavo Martinez rises to CEO.